ZAPU at its last national executive committee (NEC) last weekend reportedly discussed the possibility of recalling some of its members like Cain Mathema, Sithembiso Moyo and SK Moyo from parliament, Newsday Reports.
A source privy to the developments said ZAPU is currently consulting their legal team on the issue. The source reportedly pointed at the current recalls in the MDC Alliance as their point of reference and said:
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I can confirm that out national executive met last week and discussed several pertinent issues including our preparations for the forthcoming congress. On the issue of recalls, which you have asked about, I can confirm our legal team has noted that a precedent has been set following the recent recalls of MDC Alliance MPs.
We still have some Zapu people purporting to be the party’s members in government yet their membership with Zapu has ceased since the unity accord is now dead. These people are now subject to recall from Parliament by Zapu.
The issue was also confirmed by Zapu’s secretary for international relations Future Masebele who said the precedence has been set:
The issue of recalls has been extensively discussed at various Zapu platforms. I had a meeting with ZIPRA after the national executive committee meeting. We discussed many strategic issues and the issue of recalls was also on the agenda.
The precedent has been set and we are working with our legal team and also with ZIPRA structures to identify those who claim to be Zapu members in government and who no longer represent the values of the party.
Zanu PF was an alliance of Zanu and PF Zapu through the 1987 unity accord, and people like Mathema, SK Moyo and Nyoni have remained in Zanu PF since then.
The presence they are using was set a few weeks ago when the High Court ruled that the PDP could recall Biti and his other PDP MPs who were recalled the very next day after the ruling.
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